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in combat. under the obama administration, the prohibition on being openly gay was lifted. now, with little fanfare, the last restriction -- keeping women on the sidelines will be thrown out thursday. within a year, women who serve in the military -- they make up 14% of the force -- will be eligible to apply for 230,000 new jobs. the reason, the last two u.s. wars. >> there are no frontlines anymore. if you go all the way back to the civil war, you had a front line in the clear back line. you do not now because it is an asymmetric war fight. anybody at any moment to be in danger. >> women have been with combat units. during iraq and afghanistan. >> it was myself and the others and the company. >> 800 u.s. women have been wounded in iraq and afghanistan. more than 130 have died, including jennifer. >> i do not want them to forget her. i think probably everybody feels that way -- every parent feels that way. the sacrifices she made an the other is that still do. >> in many ways what will be announced will not be new to the 200,000 women who serve in the military. many have seen combat, train
the french operation in mali with intelligence and airlift. >> as the obama administration agrees to aid france's military bombing in mali, over 20 foreign hostages remain unaccounted for in neighboring algeria in what has been described as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades. then cycling legend lance armstrong admits to oprah winfrey he cheated his way to a record seven tour de france titles. >> yes or no. did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no. was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> will speak to sportswriter dave zirin, author of, "game over: how politics has turned the sports world upside down." as the fourth anniversary of roe v. wade approaches, we look at how antitrust legislation over the years has criminalize pregnancy, leaving hundreds of women to be forced to undergo unwanted medical procedures and locked up in jail or mental institutions all because there were pregnant? all that and more co
this morning at a bp gas field in response to france's military -- the obama administration was quick to react. the u.s. official told me this afternoon that as of now the attack appeared organized. as we have been reporting for many months al qaeda inspired and linked groups are flourishing. we spoke to a military leader in the islamist group which has taken over and terized northern mali. he is working with one of the most senior leaders in africa who has claimed responsibility for today's attack. the fate of the hostages, they are at risk because things have to change. we cover the story from every angle and we will be speaking with mike rogers and chairman ed rice. we begin with cnn pentagon correspondent. this has been developing throughout the day and we have been struggling to chase this down and get the details. the u.s. government says it is taking the lead on the hostage situation. what is it doing tonight to make sure that the americans being held hostage are safe. >> the first thing they gave was to get satellite surveillance over that area which means that the fbi can now monitor
to france military offensive. the obama administration was quick to react. leon panetta called it a terrorist attack. a u.s. official told me as of now the attack appeared organized, not spontaneous. al qaeda linked groups are flourishing. we spoke to a leader in the islamic group. he is working with one of al qaeda's most senior leaders, mokhtar mel mokhtar. >> the fate of these hostages, they are at risk, because things have to change. that's what he said. tonight, we cover the story from every angle. we will be speaking with mike rogers and ed royce. >>> we begin with cnn pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence. obviously, this has been developing throughout the day. we have been struggling to chase this down and get the details. the u.s. government says it is taking the lead on the hostage situation. what is it doing to make sure the americans who are being held hostage are safe? >> erin, the first thing they did was to get some satellite surveillance over that area which means that the fbi can now monitor to some extent what is happening on the grown. the next thing the u.s
they will pose a threat. the obama administration to say this was a terrorist attack immediately. are they doing a good job handling this one? >> it is too early to tell. this is a difficult one. i'm not going to say that. when you have a group like this that is clearly well-organized, i think it was pre-planned, that had this much success with this many hostages. this is as hard a problem as it gets on the ground to unwind. the outcomes of these are not always great. that said, what we don't have is an overarching policy. this is what many of us have been talking about. mali is the first victim of libya, because of the weapon cashes that were raided and the inability of anyone to stop those weapons and people. you had tune you had tu nearbyians coming down. you have all of this converging together. it makes it a very, have he dangerous recipe. that's why you can't just handle mali or benghazi. you have to have an overarching plan that puts pressure on these groups. you can't just fire a few missiles and pack up and go home and hope for the best. it is not going to work. this is a can of worms.
amendment and want to send a message to the president obama administration . basic terms for them gun appreciation day is very much appreciated. >> we have so much of the divisiveness from this particular administration. i just think that that is a group of people to try to figure out how can we make and reverse it and turn it around and make it look ugly. but it is i fabulous thing and the second amendment. >> it would have to be tougher enforcement and stronger evaluation to get a weapon. maybe if the shot gun age to be push to 21 . pistol and handguns pushed up farther that would be a good idea. >> the argument for the critics is that gun appreciation day shows tone deafness coming before martin luther king jr. day and in the wake of newtown, connecticut, governor. >> katherine, we'll talk about the increase of gun sales in recent weeks. i am hearing reports that it is extraordinary. >> yeah, i went in the gun shop to give i specific and accurate information and the gun shop told me they are basically sold out of everything. it is not just hunting weapons. it is assault weapons and
and boost knowledge of the affordable healthcare act. a former obama administration official who worked in the health and human services department will be one of the speakers. the commonwealth fund current president is a former healthcare advisor to president obama. the group's analysis of the healthcare policies of president obama and the republican channeler romney was criticized for partisan bias. finally we told you earlier house republicans are holding their annual retreat at the virginia king mill resort, which is located on the former site of kingsville plantation. charge review online robert costas said the source showed the schedule. shook his head in frustration. 10:15 friday, burrwell plantation. coalition discussion on the successful is communication with minorities and women. a blogger noted that makes two republicans who realize there could be a problem with optics when the g.o.p. holds panel on successful communications with minorities at a plantation. >>> this weekend's inauguration festivities in washington will be on a much smaller scale, of course, than four years ag
. >> the obama administration says it is in contact with algerian authorities but admits it has been difficult getting accurate information. the terrorist group called the masked brigade stormed the compound on wednesday in retaliation for french air strikes on al qaeda fighters in neighboring mali. the u.s. government says it will continue to support the french offensive. >> there is a continuing effort by the terrorists to try to destroy the about stability, the peace of the people of this region. >> the u.s. sent a drone over the kpounld and offered to assist the military but officials say they refused. now the u.s. is reportedly becoming more involved in the conflict in mali working with the french to employ cf-5 plains. >> susan mcginnis, thank you so much. >>> meanwhile two military jets intercepted an alaskan airline jet after an unidentified caller called to say a hijacker was on board. two national guard f-15s escorted the plane to seattle. the fbi says he was not a threat. >>> president obama is turning his well oiled political situation. this week mr. obama unveiled sweeping new mea
are being held by terrorists. but we do know the united states, the obama administration has rejected an offer to exchange an undisclosed number of american hostages. other hostages have been freed and hair he would winning new details are emerging about their treatment. for the details, let's bring in jill dougherty. she's over at the state department. jill? >> wolf, just a few minutes ago here at the state department i was upstairs, secretary clinton meeting with the japanese foreign minister and both of them discussing this crisis in algeria. she said that she had spoken yet again with her algerian counterpart and she stressed once again, she said, the upmost concern they have is for the safety and security of the hostages. but when i asked her about the criticism that's being leveled by the united states and other countries against some aspects of this operation, the algerian operation, here is what she said. >> let's not forget, this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. they are the ones who have assaulted this facility, have taken hostage algerians and other
for europe. president obama could push ahead with an idea floated up by the previous administration. >> donald rumsfeld wanted to eliminate american presence in europe. that will be on the agenda again. >> china clth town in washington, d.c. president obama has a special relationship with asia having spent part of his childhood there. it is likely to be the focus of his foreign and defense policy in his second term of office. >> barack obama has an interesting biography from a black father and white mother. he spent most of his yuse in indonesia or hawaii and has a natural understanding of the asia pacific region. in this regard he represents a new america. >> but what does that new america look like? we take a drive north of the white house along 14th street to an area populated by hispanic migrants. immigration is another key issue for obama's second term. >> the obama white house will introduce a major piece of reform legislation on immigration. the problem is that it almost that's deal with what is sometimed called amnesty, legalizing people who are already in this country illeg
defense strategy. >> the obama administration will put a huge focus in the term on reducing spending. one of the things he will look at is the cost of the transatlantic security relationship. >> a strategic rethink could have consequences for europe. president obama could push ahead with an idea floated up by the previous administration. >> donald rumsfeld wanted to eliminate american presence in europe. that will be on the agenda again. >> china clth town in washington, d.c. president obama has a special relationship with asia having spent part of his childhood there. it is likely to be the focus of his foreign and defense policy in his second term of office. >> barack obama has an interesting biography from a black father and white mother. he spent most of his yuse in indonesia or hawaii and has a natural understanding of the asia pacific region. in this regard he represents a new america. >> but what does that new america look like? we take a drive north of the white house along 14th street to an area populated by hispanic migrants. immigration is another key issue for obama's second t
the obama administration had better put first on its list of emergencies to deal with. or wise, keeping us safe here at home is going to get a lot tougher. we'll talk with that expert coming up. and also, the debate that's shaping up to be a huge part of the president's second term. today, the white house standing firm one day after gun enthusiasts nationwide sent d.c. a strong message. stay close. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watcng. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know it, but your mouth is under attack. food particles infiltrate and bacteria proliferate. ♪ protect your mouth, with fixodent. the adhesive helps create
. erin? >> all right, thanks very much to you, mary. >>> "outfront" next, the obama administration very concerned about the terror threat in northern africa, warning americans to stay away. >>> and later, facebook's ceo likes chris christie. i know where those two met. will the other tech leaders throw their support behind the gop? >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories where we focus on reporting from the front lines. we begin with north korea, which warns it plans to carry out a nuclear test that targets the united states, the supposed sworn enemy of the korean people. in the u.s., meanwhile, defense secretary leon panetta says he's very concerned with north korea's continuing provocative behavior, but says that the u.s. is fully prepared to deal with. gordon chang, though, the author of "nuclear showdown: north korea takes on the world" says panetta's remarks are refreshingly candid, but says we should be paying attention, because north korea's words are an escalation in the rhetoric, and this time he thinks north korea has the capability to actually
of egypt. shouldn't someone in the obama administration thought to maybe rescind this gift after egypt's current president mohammed morsi has come out and made such comments as this it. >> >> all right. should we really be arming this guy with fighters jets and american tanks? now, i wonder if any this have is going to come up tomorrow when secretary of state hillary clinton heads to capitol hill to talk about benghazi attacks that killed an american ambassador and three others in september. and two of the lawmakers who will be able to ask secretary clinton tough questions that need to be asked, senator barrasso and. this is 2010, senator barrasso, this is mohammed morsi guy saying things like america is enemies, the israelis are blood suckers, war mongers, descendents of apes and pigs, he said that about two years ago and now we're going to give him f-16 fighters jets and give him tanks on top of the 1.5 billion dollars we're giving the former head of the muslim brotherhood. help me out, senator, that sounds really dumb. >> i just returned from israel and from afghanistan, john mccai
the essence of the obama administration across foreign policy process is a centrally run process out of the white house by the national security advisor, by the president, the vice president. i think you will see more of that, so we will see more of the same, with a few exceptions. >> is stepping back approach, and you think that is going to be showing in mali and syria? we are likely -- unlikely to see the u.s. taking the lead in those conflicts? >> i am worried. we had china and japan increasingly competitive with potential conflicts with territorial disputes in the south china sea. we had india and pakistan. we had new instability in northern africa. we have syria. we have a number of crises potentially multiplying, but i do not see a different or strong or old set of initiatives from the u.s. i hope so. ink tv. >> hello, the top stories. troops have retaken two central towns from rebel groups. the government extended the state of emergency by three months. soldiers in retreat briefly seized the information ministry. they have reportedly called on the government to pass a draft co
it and get away with it. >> in april 2011, the obama administration released through joe biden actually new federal guidelines on how i believe colleges should be responding to these kinds of allegations. and they included speeding up the investigation, offering the investigations or video to the local police, has that changed? do you know if that has been a significant driver of any difference here? >> you know it doesn't seem like it is. just today we learned that unc has a dean that recently retired, accused the school of basically forcing her to under -- misrepresent the number of sexual assaults on campus and say it was much lower than it was because they didn't want their school to look bad. i think what we're dealing with here, there is so much interest in putting up images, that simple little tweaks are not doing the job of getting things better. >> thank you very much for being here tonight and thank you for your work on this. >> thank you. cheating, denied he was a doping ringleader, didn't admit to bullying, and seemed emotionally incapable of sympathy for the people whose lives
're that bad. >> as the obama administration builds up for the legislative battle, a new poll shows 56% of americans favor stricter gun laws. and the same poll shows the national rifle association with a higher approval than hollywood. >> the nra's had some good days and bad days in this. and actually that depends on how you look at it. even when the nra has a bad day. and the media is calling them too aggressive. that's a good day for the nra, that usually ends up working in their favor in terms of membership. >> joining me now is los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. it's great to have you with me this morning. and the president is going to have two very big opportunities to sell the country on his proposals about gun violence. first the inaugural address on monday and the state of the union address. as we mentioned, he is turning obama for america into this organization for action and vice president joe biden made this promise to you and your colleagues at the mayor's conference yesterday. i want to show everybody. take a listen. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of c
here, i think the possibilities for this obama administration is endless. the president is the first one to kind of admit and really embrace, and that is the power of the american people. so how can they utilize this group, the following, the support people have had for his re-election and turn that into something that can help push an agenda forward? and in this case, it's embracing this moment in time, which is an increasing support for gun control legislation. >> so now as we look at that new nbc news "wall street journal" poll, i want to show everybody where the president sits in his approval rating right now at 52%, 44% disapprove. but this was really interesting where the president hits at very good ratings over 50%. if we look at the categories that fly up on the screen here, easy going and likable at 61% understands the average people. aaron, how does the president capitalize on what we all witnessed for re-election. but based on these numbers? these are strong figures for the president coming in for his second term? >> i really think that's what the president has going for h
gun laws. in this atmosphere, how much can the obama administration get done on gun safety. as obama prepares for a second term, where will the party by? will they tree to seize the moment and move sharply left. you can't be represent for four more years without a couple of episodes like this. >> whoops. that's all right. >> more of the lighter moments in the side show. [ male announcer ] no matter what city you're playing tomorrow. [ coughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as sh
. in this atmosphere, how much can the obama administration really get done on gun safety? also, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? will it be a pragmatic middle of the road alternative to the gop or will they try to seize the moment and move sharply to the left? you can't be president of the united states for four more years without a couple of episodes like this. >> we cannot sustain -- oops. was that my -- that's all right. all of you know who i am. >> we'll have more of the lighter moments of the first term in the side show. this is "hardball," the place for politics. y,when it can be f? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... includes grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it with best-in-class combined mpg and more interior room than corolla
the obama administration respond responded to the attack and they've demanded to hear from clinton for months. the secretary was unable to make her previously scheduled tm in december due to illness, so this will be the first time that the secretary publicly answers questions about why officials denied multiple requests for additional security at the benghazi compound. she will also be asked about whether a lack of funding played a role in those decisions. clinton will try to refocus the testimony on her attempts to fix what investigators called systemic failures in leadership and management at senior levels at the state department. she will be prepped upon the department's response. a new high threat security was created and four officials were put on administrative leave as a result of the investigation, yet all four remain on the government payroll. the current chairman of the senate foreign relations committee is senator john kerry. he will not appear because he's busy preparing for his nomination hearings, which begin on thursday. he's expected to replace hil
excited. i can't wait for him to get home. >> the obama administration says it is in contact with algerian authorities but admits it has been difficult getting accurate information. the terrorist group called the masked brigade stormed the compound on wednesday in retaliation for french air strikes on al qaeda fighters in neighboring mali. the u.s. government says it will continue to support the french offensive. >> there is a continuing effort by the terrorists to try to destroy the stability, the peace and security of the people of this region. >> the u.s. sent a surveillance drone over the gas compound and offered to assist the algerian military, but officials say they refused. now the u.s. is reportedly becoming more involved in the conflict in mali working with the french to deploy u.s. c-5 cargo planes. >> susan mcginnis, thank you so much. >>> meanwhile two military jets intercepted an alaskan airline jet after an unidentified caller told the fbi that a possible hijacker was on board. alaska flight 819 was inflight. two national guard f-15s es
to have ties to al qaeda. the obama administration says it is not releasing the names of the americans being held hostage for their own security. >> i'm not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> reporter: the militants say they took over the plant in retaliation for french air strikes against nearby mali. with u.s. support the french started bombing last week to keep islamic groups from taking over the country. the terrorists say they won't release any hostages until france calls off the military operations. workers at the complex are from several countries. leaders from all the nations are working with the algerian military which says it has the militants surrounded with no way to escape. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the natural gas field is a joint venture involving algeria, norway and bp. we are still awaiting more details about as many as 20 hostages to reportedly escaped today. >>> since hurricane katrina seven years ago inspectors have found hundreds of levees i
to have ties to al qaeda. the obama administration says it is not releasing the names of the american hostages for their own security. >> i'm not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> the militants say they took over the gas plant in retaliation for the air strikes in mali. with u.s. support the french started bombing last week to keep islamist group from taking over the country. the terrorists say they will not release any hostages until france calls off the militant operations. the workers from the complex are from several countries. leaders of those nations are working with the algerian military which says they have the militants surrounded with no way to escape. now, u.s. officials say this could be the beginning of a wave of attacks against foreigners in the region. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. susan, thank you so much. >>> in east africa this morning a somali militant group says it executed a french hostage that france tried to rescue last week. denny alex was t
terrorists in eastern algeria. the obama administration says tonight it will take all steps required to deal with the situation. david martin has the late- breaking details. >> reporter: the americans are being held with dozens of other western hostages at this natural gas complex in a remote corner of algeria. a joint venture involving algeria, norway and b.p., it was attacked early this morning by militants claiming to be members of al qaeda. defense secretary panetta learned of the attack while on a visit to italy. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act, and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage. >> reporter: under the command of a veteran terrorist who goes by an arabic nickname meaning "one-eyed man," the attackers say they are retaliating for french air strikes against al qaeda-linked terrorists across the border in mali. with u.s. backing, the french- launched strikes started last friday in an effort to stop hardline islamic groups from taking over the country. in an operation expected to
by the obama administration. but its u.s. military chief recommended a change to the rules. more than 20,000 women serve with u.s. forces in iraq and afghanistan. several have since filed lawsuits against the pentagon, claiming they served in a combat role, but have not been recognized for it. it seems the pentagon now believes the current restriction is at odds with the reality on the battlefield and an unfair limit on the women's military career, and members of congress agree. >> if women can meet the performance standards and can do the job and are willing to lay down their lives, then i think that's good for the nation. i think america's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty and freedom as our sons are. >> of america's 1.5 million members of the arms forces, 14% are women. lifting the ban will open up hundreds of thousands of new jobs for them. but it will not happen immediately. it's thought the u.s. defense secretary, leon panetta, wants initial plans in place by may, and military chiefs will have three years to decide if some combat roles should remain off limits to w
: a spokesman called the attack let obama administration for the conflict in the mali. french military forces have intervened to stop militants from taking over mali and making it a terrorist base. rohit kachroo is the only american network correspondent reporting from mali. >> people here have been flying the french flag to celebrate the military intervention. overwhelmingly, they want the islamists gone, and they welcome the operation to save them from life under an oppressive regime. >> reporter: tonight, france continues to press ahead in mali, bringing in more troops. the hostage drama in algeria is a reminder that islamic extremism knows no borders. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >>> again, we know americans were among the hostages. the question is, was the u.s. military involved in the mission to free them and kill their captors. jim miklashevski covers the pentagon. he's with us from there tonight. jim, good evening. >> reporter: brian, from the very beginning, the u.s. offered the algerians overhead surveillance, gathered by u.s. satellites. today one unarmed u.s. military drone
by the government to gain sympathy for gun laws. in this atmosphere, how much can the obama administration really get done on gun safety? >>> also, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? a pragmatic middle of the road alternative to the gop or will it move sharply to the left? >>> you can't be president of the united states for four more years without a couple episodes like this. >> we cannot sustain -- whoops. was that my -- that's all right. all of you know who i am. >> we'll have more of the lighter moments of the first term in the "sideshow." this is "hardball," the place for politics. ng. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near t
and he thinks the obama administration is totalitarian because that's what he indicated with the word that he used in the statement. technically speaking its more like fascism he's talking about obama-care. socialism is where the government owns the mean of production and in fascism the government doesn't own the means of production, but they do control it, and that's what's happening in our healthcare programs and these reforms. guys, i want to go you, michael shure, what are your thoughts on this? is obama a fascist? >> no, he's not. my favorite was when mackey went on to say, i'm sorry i didn't mean fascist. some people would associate that with hitler and mussolini i'm paraphrasing here. what else do you associate it with? it was totally out of line and it made me want to buy processed foot more. >> ana: i love that you mentioned him back peddling a little bit he released people were up set about it. the price of his stock did not drop at all which i found interesting, but he found that the criticism was too much to bear, so he went on fox news and said the following. >> there is
. others say the obama administration is targeting the wrong people. >> we have so much decisiveness from the administration is a whole group of people to sit down and try to figure out how can we reverse and turn it around and this is actually a fabulous thing. we are supporting the second amendment. >> it would have to be tougher enforcement in order to get a weapon . maybe if the shot gun age is pushed up and pistols and handguns are pushed up farther that would be a good idea. >> a gun owner that was not videotaped, he shared with us that he wanted to put the issue of gun second amendment and he questioned the wisdom of tinkering with the constitution and basic american rights and this was not a road ma that most americans would go down. >> you have heard them talk about the divisiveness in washington . how are gun sales? well, the information we had here was antido thal. but gun sales, i mean everything has spiked in the last two or four weeks and we say everything, we are talking about assault weapons and small cal ber arms and hunting weapons. gun owners here and gun owners said in
or somalia don't turn into the safe hachs al qaeda had. outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. they will rely on drones. >> predators and reapers are the signature weapon on the war against al qaeda. >> president bush launched the first wave of drone strike, mostly targeting leaders in pakistan. president obama took office and increased the number of targets and expanded the target into yemen why where al qaeda was planning attacks and into lawless somalia. they have been working together in the areas and over the next years, officials want to specifically grow the partnership between intel and special operations forces. >> it is central to our ability to solve our most pressing security challenges. >> perhaps the most pressing is a cyber attack that disrupts services across the states. >> these could be a signer pearl harbor and cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> it may not be physical destruction, but fiscal. computers crashing and files erased and bank accounts cleaned out. experts say the obama administration n
are still in germany. what do you make of that and what appears to be the obama administration kind of in the dark as to what's going on. >> it is. we have a minor operation going on related to mali, -- not in mli but next door. the united states is supporting the french-led mission, contributing intelligence and surveillance. so you -- you'll see that fluffed today. >> could the united states issue a rescue operation if need by? >> i think so. a completely lawless situation. where u.s. citizens in danger and local governments not being responsive. that's not the case. but i say we have the right to. >> do you suspect there's no appetite for that at the white house? >> i think so. the notion that the tide of war is receding and al qaeda is on its heels has outlasted the campaign and will continue into the second obama term. >> this would be contrary to the narrative of the white house. >> that's right. that's right. >> christian whiteon, thanks very much. >> new details about the bizarre, alleged hoax, against one of hollywood's biggest storms, manti te'o, there was word that his --
to take part in this because john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy, and i urge his speedy confirmation. as we've heard from both the chairman and the ranking member and just now senator warren, he will bring a record of leadership and service that is exemplary. he has a view of the world that he has acted on. first as that young returning veteran from vietnam who appeared before this committee, through the times that he served with such distinction as chairman. he's been a valued partner to this administration and to me personally. he has fought for our diplomats and development experts. he understands the value of investing in america's global leadership, and as we work to implement the accountability review board's recommendations, he's committed to doing whatever it takes to prevent another attack and protect our people and posts around the world. now, working together, we've achieved a great deal, but the state department and usaid have a lot of unfinished business from afghanistan to nonproliferation to climate change to so much. we need
. a lot of the natural resource extraction happens in tough neighborhoods. >> reporter: the obama administration offered its assistance in the rescue operation, but the algerian military refused the help. tara mergener for cbs news, the state department. >> france is confirming one of its citizens is among the dead. he was a former soldier working security at the site. >>> the presidential inaugural committee announced some major new acts that will perform at the official balls at the washington convention center. among the big names we got alicia keys, brad paisley, jennifer hudson and andrea mccarren got a behind the scenes look at preparations at one of the key venues in town. >> reporter: a herd of international media toured the convention center as workers transformed it into the backdrop for one of the world's largest parties. >> this is really a celebration of the american people and our country and an opportunity to show the world what a great nation we are and how our inaugurals are such great part of our democracy. >> reporter: three major events will be held at the co
. but outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. so they'll continue to rely heavily on drones. >> predators and reapers are the signature weapon of the war against al qaeda. >> reporter: president bush launched the first wave of drone strikes, mostly targeting al qaeda leaders in pakistan. then president obama took office and increased the number of targets. he expanded the program into yemen, where al qaeda was planning attacks on the u.s. and sboob lawless somalia. the pentagon and cia have been working together in those areas. over the next four year, officials want to specifically grow the partnership between intel and special operations forces. >> it is central to our ability to solve our most pressing national security challenges. >> reporter: perhaps the most pressing, a cyber attack that instruments communication, transportation and vital services across multiple states. >> these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> reporter: it may not even be phys
to struggle with the debt crisis that the obama administration fears could affect positive economic trends here in the u.s.. >> google is setting up new headquarters in the u.k. that when all is said and done could be worth nearly $2 billion. >> the mountain view based company has purchased a 2.4 a. plot in london's king's cross king'sgppg;e plans to build a 1 million square foot, 11 story office. construction is expected to start later this year and is expected to be finished in 2016. >> amazon is taking another step to try and lessen apple scrip over on device music sales. >> the online retailer says it is launching the h t m l five mp 3 store specifically for the iphone and ipad itouch. >> amazon is offering 22 million tracks on its mobile website amazon .com/m p 3. >> when a user makes a purchase, it is automatically transferred to their amazon cloud player and can be played back using a mobile app. >> apple has received a petition to have a national rifle association game app removed. critics say the app is both inappropriate and insensitive. >> the game called nra practice range incl
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